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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Media Relations

Stolen Puppy: Detectives Seek the Public’s Help NR20194jc

Olympic Division: The Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Division Robbery Detectives are seeking the public's help in locating a puppy that was taken from the victim during a robbery.

On July 29, 2020, at 12:55 p.m., the victim was walking the puppy on the 5000 block of Maplewood Avenue. As the victim was looking down at their cellphone, a suspect pushed the victim from behind causing them to fall to the ground. The suspect took the victim's puppy, entered a vehicle, and was last seen fleeing northbound on Van Ness Avenue.

The puppy is named, "Bean" and is described as a 4-month-old brown chihuahua weighing approximately 6 pounds. Bean has a white chest marking.


"Bean"

The suspect is described as a male in his late twenties, stands at 5 feet 9 inches, and 180 pounds in weight.

The vehicle is described as a white 2011-2015 Chevy Volt. The suspect is described as a male in his late twenties, stands at 5 feet 9 inches, and 180 pounds in weight.



Anyone with information is urged to call Olympic Division Robbery Detective Brenda Hardy at (213) 382-9463. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on, "Anonymous Web Tips" under the, "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the, "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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